James Last was a German composer and big band leader who had a net worth of $100 million at the time of his death. James Last died on June 9, 2015.
James Last was born in Bremen, Germany in April 1929. He helped to make many albums into best-sellers in both the United Kingdom and Germany. His composition “Happy Heart” has become internationally recognized and has been recorded by Petula Clark and Andy Williams. During his career Last sold more than 100 million albums worldwide. He has been associated with record labels such as Universal, Polydor, PolyGram, and Eagle Rock. He started playing the piano at 10 years old and he enrolled in the Buckeburg Military Music School of the German Wehrmacht at 14. Last joined Hans Gunther Oesterreich’s Radio Bremen Dance Orchestra after the fall of the Nazis. He was voted best bassist in the country from 1950 to 1952. He had 52 hit albums from 1976 to 1986 which made him second only to Elvis Presley. Last won Billboard magazine’s Star of the Year in 1976. His most popular songs in the United States include “Happy Heart” and “Music From Across The Way” recording by Andy Williams, “Fool” recorded by Elvis Presley, and “Games That Lovers Play” recorded by Eddie Fisher.
|Net Worth:||$100 Million|
|Date of Birth:||Apr 17, 1929 – Jun 9, 2015 (86 years old)|
|Profession:||Bandleader, Composer, Record producer, Musician|